WE CREATE THE BEAUTIFUL SPACES THAT YOU LIVE IN. Evelyn James Interiors is a full service design studio, boasting the design excellence of Evelyn Wedner & James Checkeye. We are renowned for our consultative approach to decorating. By having strong relationships with the leading high-end suppliers, we can comfortably create any space you would desire. We begin […]

Embracing and Integrating the Great Unknown, Pt. 1

What has occurred over the last two and 1⁄2 years, from a spiritual perspective, is that we have been allowed to come face to face with life. At the very least, one fantasy we all dabble in is the notion of certainty, and we spend significant portions of our day trying to obtain it. To […]

Approaching Trauma

Trauma becomes not about what has happened to you but rather how you and your body responded to what happened to you. Below is an incredible and candid discussion with Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, a pioneer In approaching trauma for the last 50 years. May we all be blessed to listen with ears of hope, resolve, compassion, and redemption!

Communication – Space Making

Perhaps the most important part of communication is making space, space for the other person to exist as they are, space for yourself to exist as you are. Sometimes I just enjoy noticing how at a supermarket half of the shopping time is spent just making room for each other. This mirrors the Tzimtzum (the […]

Communication via Musical Improvisation

I’ve been thinking a good bit over the years about what i’ve learned, to this point, about communication through improvising with others musically. To be truthful, this does not only exist in improvisation focused music. but as well within orchestras, and symphonies playing highly arranged and structured music. In other words, anything I will say […]

Bobby Mcferrin

Bobby Mcferrin has been a musical hero of mine ever since I watched a recording of a concert he gave in 1986 called Spontaneous Inventions. I had heard of him of course because of his 1988 hit “Don’t Worry Be Happy” , but at the time I found this video I had most likely only […]

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong: About three years ago, I read a Louis Armstrong biography and while I was reading I began to listen to suggested recordings offered by the author (Thank G-d it was all available on youtube, incredible!) I fell in love with the sound of his horn and his phrasing, and his singing, and the […]